I’m pretty sure the person who coined the phrase “easy as pie” never actually made pie. Or, maybe he or she meant as “easy as EATING pie.” Nevertheless, we had some bruised apples that I didn’t want to waste and thus tried my hand at pie-making. I’m pleased to say that it turned out great. I… Continue reading (Mostly) From-Scratch Apple Pie
You might ask, “What are these STRANGE looking muffin things?” Answer: me being a VEGGIE NINJA, thank you very much. And a somewhat questionable food stylist. I’ve been intending to try to make these “toddler muffins” for awhile now and I finally got around to it yesterday. They look like muffins, but they are actually filled… Continue reading Legit Toddler Muffins
I consider us people who do an a acceptable job of expressing our love and affection year-round. However, I don’t object to a holiday that promotes putting the bells and whistles on love via chocolate and flowers. Although we keep the holiday low-key, we do acknowledge it. Below are my step-by-step instructions of how to achieve an understated, yet successful Valentine’s Day at home.… Continue reading Valentine’s Day is for suckers. And we are suckers.
I am going to make this short and sweet. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a baker for several reasons. These reasons include my lack of a Kitchen-Aid mixer, my inability to ever locate all of my measuring spoons, and my general disregard for step-by-step instructions.HOWEVER, these cookies are easy peasy. It’s really only one… Continue reading Lazy-Girl Holiday Cookies
Our entire family was so tuckered out after Easter/ birthday weekend in St. Cloud. The dogs look like they have aged several years and have only gotten out of their beds to go outside, and they’re even reluctant to do that. And last night we all slept very soundly, as we were stuffed to the brim with… Continue reading Easter and BIRTHDAY WEEK!
Life lately means… spending more time outdoors, taking walks and letting our dogs (and Joe) frolic at the park …baking homemade banana bread for no reason other than it’s delicious and perfect with the morning coffee. …enjoying Cece’s ever-hilarious personality, faces, and “words” …working on our home (installing a new dishwasher, planning our bathroom revamp, and enjoying a sweet sofa… Continue reading Random bits of February
This year marked our sixth Valentine’s Day together, but our first with the C Monster. I feel as though the first photo of her perfectly captures her sassy little self as of late. The day was casual, but memorable. It included a light snow in the morning, followed by a visit from the Sears repair people to take a look at our… Continue reading Our Little Valentine’s…
I may change the name of this blog to “Cece and her fabulous play dates” since that’s pretty much what has been winding up here lately. We’ve had a social week since our visitors left. On Monday we visited her daycare. They hadn’t seen her in more than three months so she had a lot… Continue reading Cousins… and COOKIES!
It’s recently become clear to me that these truly are the sweetest days of my life. Although I do try to make everyday as productive as possible with housework, errands, sometimes the gym, and keeping Cece happy and healthy, it’s definitely not always like that. And that’s a good thing. I realized that earlier this… Continue reading What makes the season bright